Buon Natale da Roma

Piazza di Spagna

Merry Christmas to all my readers. Instead of writing about something specific, I thought I would entertain you with random Christmas scenes around Rome.

First the Christmas trees.

Piazza Venezia






Piazza del Campidoglio

The tree in St. Peter’s square is around 80 ft tall, a spruce brought from southern Italy and it required a crane to place a star on top

Piazza San Pietro





Via del Corso

The Fendi store must have decided to recycle their old bags instead of cutting down a tree!

Stazione San Pietro

Couldn’t get many shots of Presepi as many of the large ones are not on view until Christmas Eve in time for midnight Mass like the one in St. Peter’s Square. I showed you the one being set up in Stazione San Pietro (see Christmas Preparations) so here’s the finished version.

Piazza di Spagna



There are reindeer here as well but very fashionable!





Piazza Navona


The Christmas markets were entertaining at first but I soon got tired of seeing the same things for sale in all the markets. However, Piazza Navona takes first prize for its splendid location.

Via del Corso


Piazza Risorgimento


Many of the streets and some entire buildings were lit up. Very pretty and festive looking.








Did I say that I got bored with the Christmas markets? This one was striking at night with the blue Christmas tree casting an eerie light on the tram tracks.

Via Gregorio VII




Even some of the dogs here were all togged out for the festive season!

Via Veneto




Some people just looked liked they would rather be somewhere else!

And on that note, those of you having a bountiful and happy Christmas, enjoy for we don’t know what tomorrow will bring, and those of you having a sad/bad Christmas, don’t despair for the same reason.

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One Response to Buon Natale da Roma

  1. Rinda says:

    Very amusing and festive.

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